Pharmaceutical Technology-05-15-2018

Pharmaceutical Technology

Aerobic bioprocesses are highly dependent upon the oxygen transfer rate (OTR) from sparged to dissolved gas. The relatively low solubility of oxygen, however, makes the choice of mixer impeller configuration a critical design factor for the bioreactor vessel. This article describes a series of experiments and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to detail the effect of mixer configuration on the efficiency and effectiveness of a bioreactor vessel with respect to blend time and mass transfer.

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Advanced data analytics tools are used by industry to find the golden nuggets in historical data, to aid in process development, to fine-tune production, and to achieve long-term improvements in product quality and throughput.

Choosing the right contamination control platform requires considerable research into what a product needs for an effective process design.

Ready-to-use components eliminate the need for component preparation by the drug product manufacturer, enabling them to streamline their processes and focus on their core competencies, such as drug product development and manufacturing.

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ASTM’s E-55.05 committee aims to turn best practices into industry standards in order to eliminate variability and allow a 70-year-old process to leverage 21st century tools, technologies, and practices.

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Understanding the advantages and suitability of different methods to measure residual moisture content in lyophilized materials--and the respective limitations--aids in selecting the most appropriate method for testing.

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Naturally occurring and engineered albumins are being explored as a tool to enhance the stability of drugs, including biologics, and extend shelf-life.

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Environmental monitoring, which operates below the limit of detection, is little more than a rote exercise that provides limited real value. So why does it figure so prominently in current regulatory requirements for aseptic manufacturing?

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Validation ensures safe and effective biologic products that benefit the patients whose health and wellbeing depend on the therapies.

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Recent technological advances help streamline the fill/finish manufacturing process.